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NO. 1 


"Since grading is necessary, we 
believe that the system of using 
plus and minus signs after the 
letter grades is the fairest for all 
students," said Miss Lucy Wilson, 
speaking of Wellesley's new grad- 
ing system. This method, which 
was adopted by the Academic 
Council for a trial period of a 
few years, aims for better dis- 
tribution in the "B" and "C 
areas where the majority of the 
grades lie. Only one vote was 
cast against its adoption. 

In order to determine the stand- 
ing of a student, quality points 
will be used as in the past but 
their values have been revised. 
The assignment of numerical val- 
ues is as follows: 
A 8 pts. for each semester hr. 
£_ ° F ,. .. 

l + ! •• ■• r, :; :: 

r 2 " " " 

g_ l 

D + . D, D — passed, points 
E condition, points 
F failure. . 

Course must be repeated. 
There is no change in the defin- 
itions of the letter grades or the 
standards in use, but a transla- 
tion has been made from the 
simpler old system to the new one 
The faculty feel that they will 
have more opportunity to recog- 
nize the differences m the wide 
ran ere between C— and L + . in 
order to be of diploma grade 
standing a student must now have 
a minimum credit of 1.75, which 
lies between C— and O. 

After a study of many individ- 
ual records U> determine the effect 
of adopting this scheme, ».t was 
found that the new system will 
permit more students to lemam 
in college than the old one, since 
plus values are taken into con- 
sideration. However, the compu- 
tations involved are more com- 
plicated, but the Recorder and 
deans will have tables to make 
the process as speedy as possible 
The new system wdl go into 
effect at mid-year of this year for 
all classes, but it will not be re- 
troactive. If any student has any 
questions, her class dean will be 
glad to answer them. 

— o- 

Mrs. Wygant 
New Head in 

Glenn Trewartha 
To Give Lecture 
On Japan Today 

Professor Glenn Trewartha, 
Chairman of the Geography De- 
partment of the University of Wis- 
consin, will lecture on "Japan s 
Geographic Foundation of His- 
toric Power" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 
in Pendleton Hall, The Mayling 
Soong Foundation sponsors the lec- 
ture, first of a series on Japan. 

Professor Trewartha has written 
2 books on the geography of Japan 
and numerous books and articles on 
the Far East. A Guggenheim Me- 
morial Foundation fellowship won 
in 1926 gave him his first oppor- 
tunity to study the Far East. Ma- 
terial gathered on this and a subse- 
quent trip in 1931 resulted in his 
first book, A Reconnaissance Geog- 
raphy of Japan. In 1945 he publish- 
ed a second authoritive study of the 
nation, Japan, a Physical, Cultural, 
ami Regional Geography. 

The Foundation is presenting 
this series to "enable the college 
community to evaluate the various 
decisions America will make with 
regard to Japan's future.' Two 
more lectures and an evening dis- 
cussion group will follow on Oc- 
tober 15 and 16. Emphasis will be 
placed on the economic and politic- 
al effects of the defeat and Ameri- 
can occupation of Japan. 

Professor Trewartha lectured on 
the geography of Japan to theCml 
Affairs Training Schools at North- 
western University and at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago. He is widely 
recognized as an authority in his 
field. In 1926 he became assistant 
professor of geography at Wis- 
consin and since 1937 b as held a 
full professorship there. He holds 
the degrees of M. A. from Harvard 
and Ph.B. and PH.D. from the 
University of Wisconsin. 

Gezork Will Describe 
Experiences in Reich 

Dr. Herbert J. Gezork will pre- 
sent his impressions and observa- 
tions of the Germany of today at 
a lecture for the entire college 
sponsored by the Biblical History 
Department next Wednesday eve- 
ning at 7:30 in Pendleton Hall. 

Dr. Gezork was a member of a 
commission sent by the govern- 
ment this summer to study condi- 
tions in the American-occupied 
zone of Germany. Since he lived 
and was educated in Germany, 
Dr. Gezork is a qualified observer 
of the situation. He traveled 
throughout the zone, going among 
the people to study morale and 
social and economic conditions. In 
his talk next Wednesday he will 
(Continued on Page 3, Lot, a) 


President Horton welcomed the 
faculty and students at the for- 
mal opening of the 71st session 
of Wellesley College at the first 
Honors Chapel of the year, Satur- 
day, September 22 at 8:30 a.m. 
Mrs. Horton spoke of the impor- 
tance of the new era of peace 
upon which the world now enters. 

The new development of atomic 
power, Mrs. Horton said, makes 


Miss M. Margaret Ball, Associate Professor of Political 
Science, who attended the San Francisco conference as a mem- 
ber of the lnt< [-national Secretariat, will speak on the San Fran- 
cisco Conference at a lecture in Pendleton Hall at 4:40 tomor- 
row. This lecture, sponsored jointly by Forum and the Depart- 
ment of Political Science, is the 

it essential for every individual— 
to become more aware of the dis- 
cipline of power and "calls for the 
practice of each individual for 
control of his own." She warned 
students against frittering away 
their powers. 

The Harvard Report of General 
Education in a Free Society, she 
continued, describes the kind of 
person needed in such a society. 
Two factors, she indicated, free- 
dom and universality ol thought, 
are essential to this type of per- 
son who must have inner and so- 
cial freedom as well as a capable 

Educational Planning 
President Horton concluded by 
saying that long range educa- 
tional planning was of great im- 
portance and that the combined 
attention of faculty, students, and 
trustees devoted to it would make 
"Wellesley alumnae significant di- 
rectors of the power of American 

Dean Lucy Wilson announced 
the Freshman Honors for the class 
of 1948 and the winner of Junior 
Library Prize, Jane Carman. 
Phi Betes 
Ella Keats Whiting, Dean of 
Instruction and President of the 
Eta Chapter of Massachusetts of 
Pni BeJ Kappa read the names 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 1) 

Tower Court _ "Wearers of the Blue" 

by Ellen B. Watson 
Mrs Katharine M. Wygant, the 
new head of Tower Court, says 
that most of her life has been spent 
raising a family. She opened her 
first week at Tower with three 
dinners and a reception and yet 
still claims that she is a woman 
without exciting experiences 

Already the Tower students 
speak eagerly of the head of house 
who has stepped into, the place 
which Mrs. de Mormni has filled 
for the past six years. One Towei 
resident summed it up with tne 
view, "very attractive— and with a 
lovely suntan." 

She asserts quickly that her 
sentiments are evenly divided be- 
tween the army and navy, for 
a son and a son-in-law have served 
in each. One son spent two years 
in the London SHAEF, while an- 
other has just completed a round- 
the-world trip as gunnery officei 
on a merchant vessel. 

In 1939 Mrs. Wygant took her 
first position as head of house in 
one of the new men's dormitories 
at the University of Michigan ifi 
Ann Arhor. In 1943 the navy took 
over the residence halls and ex- 
pressed no need for feminine super- 
vision. Mrs. Wygant moved to the 
fraternity houses with the civilian 
students, and the army promptly 
commandeered those houses. After 
that Mrs. Wygant came East to 
visit her daughter in New YorK. 
(Continued on Page 5) 

Blaze Trail for '49 to Follow 

Well, you've had it, '49— all the 
traditional welcoming and fuss that 
go with being the very newest 
class. Your blue caps have covered 
the campus and the Vil for a week 
as you pedaled furiously to keep 
that appointment at Mary Hemen- 
wav or crowded into Davis De- 
partment Store en masse searching 
for "two ashtrays and a meta 
wastebasket." Ask-me s^ angel 
robes. Flower Sunday, Hathaway 
House are all an old story by now 

and you've heard a little about the 
highlights of a class' career at 

W rs P it y e of the short time you've 
been a '49er, perhaps you re al- 
ready wondering what highlights 
irill have marked youi career when 
the time comes— remote as it .now 
seems-to trade your Freshman 
hat for a mortarboard Like other 
'■wearers of the Blue," you will 
thrill over prom, argue over blue 
jeans, worry over Junior Show, and 
crv over final step-singing. But, 
S like them, you will havea class 
history uniquely your own, lor 
each Rroup of former blue-caps 
(now "staid alumnae") was a part 
of Wellesley during a different per- 
iod of the college's history. 
First Junior Prom 
Entering in the years of the 

by Patti Wood 'tf 

first World War, blue-capped 21 
had Liberty Bond drives worked 
for the Wellesley War Relief Or- 
ganisation, and were the first 

wearers of the blue to have a 
weaiers, oi pre decessors, 

Junior Piom. -i * f» »i «<?«?- 

•17, counted among their class 
mates Madame Chiang Kai-shek' 
while the class of '35 had the thrill 
oVtleorating Wellesley's semi- 
centennial anniversary during 
their senior year and of being tne 
50th class to graduate from college. 
During '29's career tremendous 
strides were made toward femi- 
nine f«Jdom when Senate passed 
a revolutionary law declaring « *ie s 
fiance to be an approved chaperon 
as soon as the engagement was for- 
mallv announced. And, after mans 
heated debates and open meetings 
smokinff was rather hesitantly 
made permissible-in. boats on 
Lake Waban. in certain .part, i of 
Alum and in certain Village tea 
rVoTsttc^atn times on «gm 
davs. In their senior year 29ers 
were the first to be given a week of 
class cuts preceding the Genera 
and, though its doubtful that 
'29 was much impressed bjMt. 
Hirohito ascended the sserea 
throne of his ancestors that year. 
(Continued on Page G, Col. J) 



Numbering 405 and coming from 
35 states, the District of Columbia, 
the Hawaiian Islands, and six 
foreign countries, the Freshman 
Class of 1949 was welcomed to 
Wellesley College last week by 
students and faculty alike. Despite 
the fact that the Class of '49 in- 
cludes the tall, the short, and the 
medium, the Freshmen in their 
traditional blue caps all feel more 
or less the same. As one bewildered 
frosh put it. "No freshman feels 
very different. We're all con- 
fused!" Under the watchful eyes 
of the Village Juniors, this condi- 
tion is rapidly being eradicated. 

The ages of the Class of '49 
ranges from 16 years, two months 
to 20 years, seven months. Al- 
though the class includes students 
from Mexico, Cuba, Argentine, 
Canadk, India, the Philippines, 
and China, the Middle Atlantic 
states polled the largest number 
with a total of 177 students. The 
New England states followed with 
85, the North Central states with 
79, and the Southern states with 
39 The Western states took fourth 
place with a total of 16. Students 
from foreign countries numbered 

New York sent the largest group 
with a total of 71 students With 
49 students New Jersey polled the 
second largest number, and Massa- 
chusetts came in third with 4G. 
_ o 

College's Diet 
Includes More 
Butter, Beef 

Butter for breakfast! And this 
is but a taste of what is in store 
for us. Mrs. Thomas R. Covey, 
head dietitian, has promised roast 
beef for dinner next Sunday. 

Eggs, chicken, beef, lamb, and 
fresh fruits are now fairly plenti- 
ful. Mrs. Covey stated. Mie 
warned that there is still a short- 
age of fish and pork products 
The scarcity of fats will prevent 
us from having much pastry or 
mayonnaise, she added, and be- 
cause of the lack of sugar and 
flavors Wellesley is unable to 
make its own ice cream. 

Mrs. Covey's problems include 

(Continued on Page 3. Col. 1) 

first in Forum's scheduled series 
for the year. 

Ginny Guild '46, President of 
Forum, stated that the group 
plans to emphasize the subject of 
International organization this 
year, highlighting a study of the 
smaller units which must pari 
pate in a united post-war world. 
From her experience as Assist- 
ant to the Adviser to the Exec- 
utive Secretary of the Interna- 
tional Secretariat (which in lay- 
man terms means keeping track 
of the progress of all the com- 
mittees at the conference), Miss 
Ball is more than ever a firm 
believer in the future of women 
in politics. "Women of this gen- 
eration," she has declared, "have 
more to offer, and their capabil- 
ities are now being recognized." 
Her work at San Francisco has 
made her more than ever sure 
that women in politics will play 
an important part in the future 
of the world. 

Miss Ball holds the degree of 
Ph.D. from Stanford University, 
and a Doctorate of Laws from 
Cologne, where she studied in 
1933, specializing in international 
law, and also in German civil, 
i in" .1 and jon-'tit.. 
She is a member of Phi Beta 
Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha (Chi 
Omega), the American Society of 
(Continued on Page 6, Col. 3) 

Society Open 
Teas Planned 
For Oct. 4, 5 

Societies will hold open teas for 
members of the junior and senior 
classes next Thursday and Friday, 
October 4 and 5, in their houses. 
Closed teas will be given the fol- 
lowing week, October 11 and 12, 
for those who have applied to the 

Application blanks for admission 
to societies are available at the 
Information Bureau and must be 
submitted after the open teas. 
Those who have applied for mem- 
bership in societies will be invited 
to the closed teas. Applicants are 
invited only to societies of their 

Alpha Kappa Chi, Shakespeare 
and Zeta Alpha will hold their teas 
on October 4, and Agora, Phi 
Sigma and Tan Zeta Epsilon on 
October 5. 

Established by Founder 
Mr. Henry Fowle Durant, Wel- 
lesley's founder, established the 
first two societies, and the present 
ones carry on the same ideals, the 
two fundamental purposes remain- 
ing: the development of valuable 
friendships and the banding to- 
gether of small groups in some in- 
tellectual pursuits, working less 
formally than in the classroom. 
Although the latter purpose has 
lost much of its importance in re- 
cent years, it was decided last year, 
after discussion and investigation 
by the Committee on Society Re- 
organization and the Intersociety 
Council, that the social value of 
the societies merits the continu- 
ance of the present system. 

Under this system, society mem- 
bers are chosen on the basis ot 
ff ood citizenship and sound scholar- 
ship A Central Committee, in- 
cluding one senior from each so- 
ciety and Miss Kathlee* Elliott, 
who serves as faculty adviser with- 
out voting privilege makes the 
final decision on membership in so- 
cieties. Students are placed only 
fn societies of their choice which 
have voted to admit them. 




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turned and many more are expected. It is 
grand to have them back. Less important but 
certainly pleasant is the return of cigarettes, 
rubber erasers, erasable typewriter paper, and 
rubber bands, and soon — saddle shoes and 
nylons. The meals are already perceptibly 
much improved, although Mrs. Covey always 
did a miraculous job of feeding us plentifully 
and well, even when food shortages were most 
stringent. Life is a lot more comfortable now. 
And, in a few months when there arc new cars 
and tires again, we shall even be able to sneer 

at the 11:50. 

But the greater responsibilities which we 
learned to recognize during the war have by 
no means ended. Our only justification for 
remaining in college during the war was to 
prepare for this peace. Because we college 
opportunities. We must now go forth as teach- 
ers, social workers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, 
reconstruction workers and/or as wives and 
mothers to help rebuild the ravaged areas of 
the world, to solve the complex problems of 
domestic reconversion, and to advance the 
ideals for which the war was fought. Wei- 

Beyond the Campus 


With affectionate respect for both the de- 
parting and the newly arrived, Wellesley sees 
a change of presidents. Miss Mildred McAfee 
has been succeeded by Mrs. Douglas Horton. 

It is difficult for a college to tell a president 
how much it owes to her. For three years 
Welksley has been running on the spirit of 
Miss McAfee although she herself had trans- 
ferred official headquarters to Washington, D. 
C. By her words to us on occasions when she 
could return to the campus and by her exam- 
ple, Miss McAfee impressed upon us that our 
college education must be preparation for a 
positive future. She has stimulated us in these 
three years with courage, strength, and alert- 

Now we turn to Mrs. Horton. Mrs. Horton 
brings to Wellesley qualities of leadership sim- 
ilar to those of Miss McAfee. Her past career 
appears equally stimulating. It is fitting that 
the end of the war should be marked at Wel- 
lesley by a change in pr< -ident from a naval 
officer t.) a civilian. To her W'ellesley pledges 
its cooperation and loyalty. We welcome Mrs. 
Horton with gladness. 


Students over the country packed up for col- 
lege this month speculating about what post- 
war college would be like. Some remembered 
hearing of prewar ways. At Wellesley we were 
quickly conscious of the continued and in- 
creased seriousness of our education. 

The people we meet have matured in these 
four years. Students who have taken summer 
jobs have returned to college with a new ap- 
preciation of the opportunities of college and 
a determination to make the most of them. 
With the war background of sacrifice and toil, 
frivolous living has become unacceptable. After 

Education is reflecting the changed atti- 
tudes of both students and adminst ration. 
We have noticed in the first four days of col- 
lege some small facts that seem significant. 
The co-operative system, for instance, has been 
continued and many see an advantage in it. 
At the senior class meeting it was announced 
that pink slips will be issued this year only 
in extremely extenuating circumstances. We 
note that the freshmen this summer took home 
a comprehensive reading list. Few freshmen 

ad all the books listed. But the list is one 
that, they may well treasure for the books in- 
cluded are fundamental works that every col- 
lege graduate should have read. Education is 
recognizing the importance of a certain class- 
ical background. In fact we have returned 
this fall to find the first positive step toward 
new educational techniques already taken in 
i lie altered grading system. The class of 1949 
may be the beneficiary of enriched educational 
methods. We may all look forward to a serious 
and stimulating post-war college year. 


line we were here la^t in May, peace has 

i ie to the world through the atomic bomb, 

Russia's entry into the war, and the over- 
whelming might of Allied arms and men — arms 
which many of us still here and a number of 
alumnae and faculty helped to produce, through 
the purchase of war bonds and actual work in 
factories during vacations, and the men who 
wi re our fa1 Dur brothers, our friends, and 

our husbands. 

Wellesley is a different place, make no mis- 
take about it. Our men are out of danger, 
even if they are still absent in the four corners 
ni the world. That is perhaps the greatest 
rence. Many of them have already re- 
turned to Civvy Street. 

".Miss Mac" is back with us again, practi- 
cally permanently, even if she is not "Miss 
Mae" any longer. Many of our teachers who 
on war service have already re- 

By Ginny Guild 

One of the more serious catas- 
trophes occasioned by the pre- 
mature arrival of 
the Post- War 
World is the 
abrupt and forced 
ending of that 
unflagging re- 
minder passed to 
us upon every 
possible occasion 
b y waitresses, 
butchers and 
similar deities. 
"Doncha know 
there's a Peace- 
time Reconversion on?" somehow 
lacks the pat quality of wartime 
jargon. It is, furthermore, a 
phrase comparatively impossible 
to wheeze out of the side of the 
mouth all in one breath. It's pros- 
pects for adoption by the articu- 
late public are slim. College stu- 
dents, however, are renowed for 
thriving upon new and unbecom- 
ing fads, so we may sink rejoic- 
ing into the habit. We shall find 
that it is a very good leading re- 
mark. This column hereby leaps 
upon it, snatching it for its very 
own, before the rage sets in. 

Washington, as well as the 
waitresses et cetera, took the end 
of hostilities as a signal that cer- 
tain habits must be abandoned. 
A practice that had grown up 
durvng the war years, namely 
Lend-Lease, was one of the first 
habits of which we began to cure 
ourselves. In accordance with the 
provisions of the act, Lend-Lease 

ended when the enemy was over- 
whelmed. As the initial shock of 
the deed wore off, it became ap- 
parent that the end of Lend-Lease 
did not mean the end of shipping 
food and supplies to Europe. Pay- 
ment for shipments could be han- 
dled by the Export-Import Bank, 
private loans, and foreign funds 
in this country. Nevertheless, the 
mere act of killing Lend-Lease 
gave an unfortunate impetus to 
the fast-growing sentiment that 
now the war is over we should 
let Europe forage for her own 
food. The average diner-out, per- 
haps bored with, but hardly un- 
dernourished by our restaurant 
menus, began to resent feeding 
Europe now that her peoples had 
stopped serving as the tragic, hu- 
man buffers between real war and 
our own snug home population. 

The average diner-out probably 
cannot be expected to see that the 
problem of food and supplies in 
Europe actually became more in- 
tense directly after liberation. 
The occupying Germans had main- 
tained a certain order and had 
kept distribution lines open in 
order to provide the barest min- 
imum for keeping people at work 
for them. When this regimenta- 
tion was abolished, their own pro- 
visional governments had great 
difficulty maintaining order among 
people so used to resistance; their 
OPA's had little success. The dis- 
order was augmented by serious 

(Continued on Page 5) 


This week a new school year begins. With 
it conies new opportunities to take an active 
part in college life. 

Campus activities are an integral part of 
college life. No one wants to be left out or 
to miss the fun that comes from working with 
other students with similar interests. Your 
most important work at, Wellesley is academic, 
but extracurricular activities are necessary for 
relaxation and for a well-balanced college life. 
There are groups at Wellesley to suit every 
interest and ability. 

Freshman year is a good time to begin. 1949, 
here is your chance to get acquainted with the 
college, with upper classmen, and with mem- 
bers of your own class. You have seen Fresh- 
man Vaudeville; you have read the Freshman 
Handbook; you have listened to words of wis- 
dom from Vil Juniors and big sisters. Now 
the time to choose your activities is near. 
Make that choice carefully. Join an organ- 
ization for which yon are sure you will be 
willing to work. 

Sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited 
to join groups also. It isn't too late. New 
members are always needed to bring new ideas 
to every organization. 

Dr. and Mrs. Horton 

Free Press 

ED. NOTE: Things always hap- 
pen to freshmen and particularly 
to Cinnie Smith '49. The follow- 
ing letter of her impressions of 
three days at Wellesley some- 
how didn't find its way home. 

Dear Mom, 

Please send by return mail my 
Girl Scout Camping Set. You 
know the one I mean, that which 
includes the signal flares, the com- 
pass, and the pup tent. I need 
this in a hurry as any day now, 
I might get lost. You remember 
that I was always afraid of the 
dark and the Wellesley campus 
is no place to be stranded after 
the sun goes down. Yesterday, I 
purchased a small hatchet with 
which to blaze my trail. How- 
ever, the gardeners of this place 
don't seem to think it's good for 
the trees. Undoubtedly they are 
right, but if it's a question of kill- 
ing a few trees or losing a fresh- 
man, I should think . . . O K, I 
know, they'd never miss me. I 
thought of leaving a string trail 
to follow but that's impractical, I 
finally decided. It would take 
about a bushel of balls of string 
and I'm flat broke. That reminds 
me, also send some more money 
as I'm in dire need. Those upper- 
classmen are really fiends — 
they're aways trying to sell you 
something. And you know me — 
never could resist a good sales 
talk, especially if the people that 
are giving them are great big soph- 

We went on a tour of the col- 
lege the other day — that's the 
polite name for a ten-mile hike. 
Supposedly, we are now able to 
find the various bulletin boards 
of which there must be a couple 
of hundred. Tell me frankly, 
Mother, did you ever worry about 
my I. Q. ? Because, gosh, I don't 
have the remotest idea where they 
are. You have to hit the particu- 
lar door that leads to each parti- 
cular board, and there are an in- 
credible number of doors. I think 
a seeing-eye dog would be a use- 
ful addition to the standard Welles- 

ley equipment. Perhaps I shall 
speak to the college government 
about it — they claim that they are 
anxious for suggestions. 

While on our tramp, we went 
through the infirmary and there 
the shop-lifting instinct came out 
in me. I almost, — contain your- 
self, dear, I didn't completely suc- 
cumb, — but I almost hooked one 
of their lovely, comfortable mat- 
tresses. The only hitch was that 
it's a pretty bulky thing to carry 
casually out the door. So I passed 
up my chance to sleep at Welles- 
ley. My mattress, as I laugh- 
ingly call it, has about the same 
texture as a board, with the added 
attraction of grooves. But never 
fear, Mom, my pet, I shall come 
through with flying colors, and if 
the professors don't mind never 
seeing the whites of my eyes, 
everything will be just fine. 

I do know one place like a book, 
however, and am seriously con- 
sidering conducting tours for less 
fortunate '49-ers — stirictly on a 
cash basis, you understand. After 
getting my gym outfit, I went 
on a treasure hunt. The treasure 
was the exit to the darn place, 
and brother, was it cleverly hidden! 
The actual physical was really 
rugged, but I made lots of new 
^Biri si 3iqno.i4 Aiuo aqj, 'spuaui 

I only know them by their posture 
pictures. I found it very hard 
to be casual about the exam. The 
worst place was in a room where 
some woman was going to test my 
bones. She was out for a few min- 
utes (it seemed like hours) so her 
assistant gave me the instructions. 
It was a bit hard to look non- 
chalant while standing in the mid- 
dle of a three-sided mirror, gaz- 
ing at myself with nothing on. 

I'm supposed to be going some- 
where right now, although I'm not 
sure where or with whom. Ah 
well, that's the penalty we pay for 
being Wellesley freshmen. Don't 
forget to send me that stuff, please, 
and write soon. 



Co-op Supplies Members and 

Community at Lowest Prices 

"The core of the Co-operative is 
service to the community," says 
Mrs. Walter Houghton of the 
Board of Directors of the Welles- 
ley Cooperative Society. As a full- 
fledged grocery store, the Welles- 
ley Co-op, now in the arcade at 31 
Central Street rather than in the 
basement of the Houghton's home, 
offers its advantages to both the 
town and the college. 

Originally open only to members, 
the Wellesley Co-op now has for 
sale to everyone a stock that ranges 
from synthetic suds for woolens 
tested and approved by the Eastern 
Co-operative Wholesale to the Co- 
op's special coffee and non-Co-op 
coke — all at the lowest possible 
prices. But more than just a means 
of supplying the best quality at 
the lowest prevailing prices, the 
Wellesley Co-op is another working 
example of the practicality of the 
co-operative theory. In this way, 
the Wellesley Co-op renders a 
double service to the community. 
Co-op Theory 
To quote one of the educational 
pamphlets of the Eastern Co-opera- 
tive League, which is a regional 
Co-op controlled by all of the local 
Co-ops, "The important fact about 
a co-operative is that the custom- 
ers own it!" The members supply 
the capital to set up an inventory 
of stock and then actually resell 
the goods to themselves on a non- 
profit basis, theoretically eliminat- 
ing the middle man. The Co-op does 
not aim to undersell the prevailing 
prices but often manages to in- 
fluence merchants to sell at lower 
prices and still make a fair profit. 
When prices art, out of line with 
costs as in the case of overly-ad- 
vertised toothpowder, then the co- 
ops try to supply the best value at 
cost plus the expenses of market- 
ing their own product. By selling to 
themselves, the members certainly 
have no wish to make a profit, but 
only to supply themselves and the 
rest of the community with goods 
of tested quality at lowest net cost. 
All goods sold under the Co-op 
label have been tested and graded 
in the testing kitchen and labora- 
tory of the Eastern Co-operative 
Wholesale. Articles such as canned 
foods are clear labelled as A, B, or 
C grade and are accurately labeled 
as to quantity, size, quality, and 
Increases Community Buying 

Since the co-operative is owned 
by the consumer-members, there 
is no out-of-town corporation to 
absorb profit from the community. 
The members ot the Wellesley Co- 
op have paid $30 for each share of 
stock and are receiving as stock- 
holders an interest of about 2 per 
cent. Any other earnings to be re- 
turned to the Co-op for expansion 
and "education"— telling the pub- 
lic more about the cooperative 
without the widespread advertis- 
ing that causes retail prices to rise. 
The members of the Co-op has only 
one vote, regardless of the number 
of shares he owns. The members 

may even vote to pay themselves a 
refund in percentage to their pur- 


The Co-op increases the buying 
power of the community in these 
different ways: 

1. By offering best values at 
lowest prevailing prices. 

2. Earnings go into expansion, 
rather than to large companies as 

3. Fair Co-op prices influence 
other prices in community. 

4. Distributes excess profit 
back to community as interest and 
refund to members. 

Value as Community Project 
Not only does the Wellesley Co- 
op offer the community its material 
advantages, but even more impor- 
tant, it is a store that has the 
personal interest of all its mem- 
bers, who are its owners and there- 
fore have no desire to make a 
profit. Started in Wellesley Hills 
in June 1943 by nine families, it 
sold staples — flour, coffee, sugar — 
purchased through the Eastern Co- 
operative Wholesale. Professor 
Lueder of North Eastern Univer- 
sity loaned the Co-op a basement 
to be used as a food depot. 

When it became apparent that the 
membership were principally from 
Wellesley, the Houghtons volun- 
teered their basement. Here the Co- 
op was able to increase its inven- 
tory and the membership increased 
to fifty families, but since the 
Houghtons' home is in a residential 
district the Co-op could be open 
only to members. 

Moves to Vil 
By June, 1945, membership had 
increased to over 150 families, and 
the Co-op's capital had increased 
sufficiently for the group to move 
into its new headquarters and to 
function as a regular store. The 
Board of Directors, of which Mr. 
Kerby-Miller is president, voted to 
increase the stock to include 
crackers, breads, cake, dairy prod- 
ucts, prepared meat products, and 
garden-fresh produce from the 
Lookout Farm, just outside of 
town. Another innovation was the 
hirine of a full-time manager for 
the store, to relieve the members 
themselves who had done all the 
work involved in operating the 
food Co-op. 

The sales graph posted on the 
wall of the Co-op shows a summer 
slump and a- very definite rise this 
month. The stock has again been 
increased to appeal to the needs 
of the Wellesley students. The 
windows (display designed by Joey 
Reiman '46) show cookies and dried 
fruits for nibbling, glasses and 
straws for dorm supplies, and 
even some very creamy honey but- 
ter. It is clear that the Wellesley 
Co-op is an expanding store as 
well as part of the expanding co- 
operative movement. 



19 49 






Polish and split-second coordina- 
tion will be the keynote of this 
year's Junior Show, claims Nan 
Weiser, head of the production to 
be presented Saturday evening, No- 
vember 17 at Alumnae Hall. 

As tradition demands, Miggs 
Ignatius and her script committee 
are working underground. The 
writers will disclose no facts about 
this year's production except that 
it will be a colossal, well-handled, 
breath-taking and superbly well- 
finished performance. 

According to the juniors, a 
minute change here and there 
would put the show in the Broad- 
way class. "Everything will fit into 
a definite place," says Miggs Ig- 
natius. "Each song, each dance will 
have something to do with the plot, 
and will influence the outcome 
of the story." 

Working with Nan Weiser are 
Ann Farley, head of production, and 
Maxine Bublitz, director. The 
Script Committee includes Sue 
Kuehn, Dotty Nessler, Jerry Fer- 
end, Mary Alice Ross, Helen Storey 
Carlton, Hattie Wald, and Betty 

Jean Rowland is Head of Music, 
and her music and lyrics specialists 
are Jean Lazarus, Michel Ernst, 
Phyllis Clark, Jane Miller, Nancy 
Guilford, and Jan Young. On the 
Music Sub-Committee are Connie 
Kruger, Ruth Jacoby, Puss Owen, 
and Jane Pate. 

In charge of cholegraphy is 
Jackie Cummings. Dotty Schoen- 
fuss will head the Business Com- 

Junior Show has been a Welles- 
ley tradition for many years, and 
its plot and songs have always 
been kept a deep secret until the 
night of its performance. For this 
reason, the Class of 1947 must 
mask all of its activities until No- 
vember 17. Juniors say they are 
doing something which has never 
been attempted at Wellesley, and 
are urging everyone to come and 
see for herself when the time 

Dr. Gezork - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
give his personal impressions and 
reactions to what he saw and did 
during his stay. 

Dr. Gezork is a lecturer in the 
Biblical History Department at 
Wellesley. He was formerly a 
professor here, but now devotes 
most of his time to teaching at 
Andover-Newton Seminary. Be- 
fore coming to the United States, 
he taught in Germany and was 
active in religious groups for 
young people. 

Wearers of the Blue - 

(Coiitinni d from Page 1) 

Late Permissions Granted 

First blue-caps to be mothered 
by Vil Juniors, were the members 
of '33, for always before the Fresh- 
men had been guided by Seniors 
who had lived right at the Fresh- 
men dorms to keep careful watch 
over their charges. During '33's 
career, late Saturday night per- 
missions were granted to upper- 
classmen and some brave daughters 
of Wellesley even ventured to sug- 
gest that the same permission be 
given to Freshmen. News reports, 
however, an almost unanimous 
agreement that this would be "ex- 
tremely unwise." Smoking in the 
dorms (metal wastebaskets re- 
quired) was inaugurated for a trial 
period in '33's junior year, and all 
talent and enthusiasm were direct- 
ed toward swelling the Pool Fund 
for the long-dreamed-of swimming 

President McAfee and the senior 
year of the class of '37 arrived at 
Welesley simultaneously, and when 
Miss McAfee danced at the Senior 
Prom a Wellesley president danced 
in Alum for the first time. There 
was one uniformed man at this 
prom. Another "first" occurred for 
'37 when the winner of their hoop 
rolling contest on May Day was 
found to be the first of a long line 
of "already engaged" winners. 

Last "normal" class to wear blue 
were the '41ers, for in those prewar 
years, seniors' cars and civilian- 
dominated proms were not yet ex- 
tinct. While '41 were Juniors the 
college soda fountain was opened 
amid much ceremony and was 
christened The Well on the sug- 
gestion of a member of '41 who was 

then awarded the grand prize of 
ten free sodas. 

Blue Caps in Wartime 
Your most recent blue-capped 
predecessors, Class of '45, will be 
long remembered as a War class. 
On their arirval News described 
them as one of the most poised and 
self-reliant classes yet to enter 
Wellesley and they were to need all 
their self-reliance in the unexpected 
adjustments which the war years 
made necessary. The dangerous 
embers which burst into flame at 
Pearl Harbor were already smould- 
ering when '45 arrived and when 
they left, Japan was yet to be de- 
feated. Bandage rolling, war bond 
auctions, and nurses' aid work took 
the place of cokes at the Well or 
hours spent on the tennis courts; 
the Navy ship docked and put to 
sea again; uniforms — khaki and 
blue — became the regulation dress 
for one's friends of the opposite 
sex; "Miss Mac" became "Captain 
Mae"; and there were more pre- 
graduation marriages and engage- 
ments than ever before. 

Yes, '45 will so down in Welles- 
ley's Hall of Fame as a wartime 
class. Ami what could be nicei 
than to take your own spi 
place in that Hall of Fame as The 
first class to enter Wellesley <\< < 

New members for the Stu- 
dent Education Committee are 
needed. Students in '4(5, '47, 
and '48 may contact Alice 
Birmingham at Stone Hall if 
they are interested in taking 
part in the committee's investi- 
gations of curriculum problems 
and educational policies. 

Qjtuie ofow 

College Diet - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
hich prices, china and porcelain 
shortages, and the new 40-hour 
labor week. Orange juice is now 
exactly twice as expensive as it 
was before the war. She hopes 
that girls, realizing the inability 
of manufacturers to supply us with 
necessary dishes, will be careful 
not to break them. Although we 
could have many soups and fruit 
juices, student waitresses natur- 
ally object to the extra work in- 
volved in serving them. 

Mrs. Covev will be glad to go 
over the menus with students and 
answer questions about the meals. 




There is an open door 
to fashion at 

in Wellesley . . . 

and it's open for you 
who know and appreciate 
fine clothes. You will 
find the same lovely 
clothes and accessories 
for which Anne Starr is 
noted. So drop in soon 
and let us meet you at 
our bright new door. 


. . . and special greetings to 
our newest class of '49 


Jilene J 

We're glad you're bock 
with us ogoin ond hope 
we'll see all of our old 
friends soon. AND — oil 
you new Freshmen — we're 
looking forward to meeting 
you, too. Just drop in any 
time ond make yourselves 
ot home. You're ALL in- 
vited to moke Filene's your 
shopping headquarters for 






'frM WIUfSlfY 



Athletic Association 

Marilyn P eter -$!U, 
son, '46. Head of|| 
the Athletic As- m * 

ion. has an-, 
nounced that A. 
A. plans to cany: 
out its full pro- 
pram of instruct 
lion and recrea-j 
tion in more than; 
30 different. 
spoi ts. A. A. in- 
tends to use more?* 
equipment, and 
to offer free pro- 

ional instruction in trolf. 

All members of the Wellesley 

stu.lont body are automatically 

members of A.A. This year, crew 

[petition, fall and spring field 

days and an indoor demonstration 

among the important events 

,luled. The activities of Out- 
intr Club and intramural competi- 
tion are also a main part of A. A.'s 

program. . ., 

In order to join any of th 
ips, members of all classes 
sien up in the basement of 
Founders on the A. A. bulletin 
board. After their names have 
been approved by the Department 
of Hygiene, they may participate 
in these voluntary activities. 



Jinx Rogers, head of Barns wal- 
lows, the Wellesley theatrical 
group, has an- 
nounced that Barn' 
plans to give 
three major pro- 
ductions during 
the coming year. 
Definite plans will 
be announced 
next week for the 
first presentation 
on November 
and 3. One of the 
three will be an ; v| 
experimen tal 


Among its other activities for 

the year, Barn will present plays 
at the army and navy hospitals 
in the vicinity of Boston. Theatre 
Workshop will continue its prac- 
tice of giving a variety of one-act 
plays directed and produced by the 
ents. Freshmen are eligible 
for parts in the Theatre Workshop 

Tryouts for the Acting Commit- 
tee of Barn will be held next week. 
Appointments for tryouts may be 
made by signing up on the Barn 
Board by the "El table." In order 
to get on one of the other Com- 
mittees, Freshmen and upperclass- 
men should see the committee head 
listed on the Barn board. 

College Government 

Purposes at 
best are only 
hopes — and vague 
promises. College 
Government could 
say that it hoped 
during the next 
year to integrate j 
college activities 
and its organiza 
tion. It could also 
state that closer 
contact with the 

student body was ......... 

another of its 

purposes. (But there are two 
birds in the bush at this moment. 
Where is the plump little bird in 
the hand which is so much more 
satisfying ? ) 

Students of all classes will be 
able to occupy positions in C.G. 
independent of elections and "be- 
inc known;" we have numerous 
open positions on committees which 
should he filled by those interested 
in them. Chances to volunteer for 
such jobs will be announced later 
on. We purport to establish a 
sort of C.G. Civil Sen-ice, so that 
we can have an active and enthu- 
siastic participation from students 
interested in watching the wheels 
go round. Look for later an- 

Look too for a luridly painted 
"beef box," soon to be placed near 
the Index Board. This is for those 
students who have a good idea 
or a reasonable "gripe," Write 
your thought down and drop it 
in the box. Each statement will 
be eiven full and equal attention 
by C.G. officers . . . And all offi- 
cers are still anxious to discuss 
any suggestion with all the stu- 
dents. Please, use the box. We 
hope to eet more than candy wrap- 

'.lege Government has long 
held to several goals. These we hope 
never to abandon. We aspire to 
maintain the standards and repu- 
tation associated with Wellesley's 
name bv creating and developing 
a reasonable code of community 
conduct. Secondly we work to in- 
tegrate and regularize college acti- 
vities so that a normal and pleas- 
ant life is possible on campus. 
Both these goals are dependent on 
the individual's response to a com- 
munity need. We invite you to join 
us in achieving Jhese* aims, and 
make College Government's ad- 
vance a sure one. 

"Sazie" Carreau, 

subject of in- 

Service Fund 

Service Fund 
will hold its an- 
nual s i x - d a y| 
drive from Nov- 
ember 5 through 
N o v e m ber 10. 
Irene Peterson 
'46, head of Ser-| 
vice Fund, an-j 
nounced that 
speakers, dis- 
plays, movies,; 
and radio pro- 
grams through-) 
out the year will 
insure that the 

college be able to "Give intelli- 
gently." The officers of Service 
Fund emphasize the importance 
of people knowing where their 
money goes, especially since their 
Service Fund contribution repre- 
sents the only such canvass of 
the college during each year. 

Elections of House Reps for 
Service Fund is scheduled to oc- 
cur within the next two weeks. 
In addition, there are places es- 
pecially reserved for freshmen on 
all the Service Fund Committees. 


Marie Bransfield, head of Radio, 
has announced that the first broad- 
cast over WBS 
will be on Octo-. 
ber 15. Before 
this date students 
who have, been 
successful in 
their auditions 
will have a train- 
ing period. The 
staff will be 
limited to be- 
tween 75 and 100 
members this 

Radio hopes „ 
broadcasting hours to four hours 
everyday. It is working to im- 
prove technical difficulties which 
have hampered Radio in the past. 
Among the several new con- 
tracts WBS has procured during 
the summer, is that with the R.C.A. 
Victor Co. In addition to the ad- 
vertising fee, WBS will receive 
1200 records each year from the 
company. It will start its own mu- 
sic library, and will be able to pre- 
sent more varied musical pro- 

Tryouts and auditions open to 
all classes will be announced soon 
for those interested in script writ- 
ing, acting, announcing, and tech- 
nical work. 




Member FDIC 


Forum will sponsor speakers this 
year on the general 
ternati o n a 1 or- 
ganization, GinnyB 
Guild, head of ■ 
Forum, has an-F 

As in the past,] 
Forum groups| 
will discuss speci- 
fic topics. The 
Domestic Affairs! 
Group will con-J 
cern itself with 
national issues] 
before Congress. 
The International Relations Group 
will follow the lines of internation- 
al settlement and dispute and the 
resultant action. The Debate Group 
will not only sponsor inter-col- 
legiate debate, but will also hold 
debates between freshman houses. 
The Social Action group will dis- 
cuss the problems of labor and 
management, social legislation, and 
race relations. 

Forum is open to all members of 
the college. Most of the freshmen 
filled out cards of application at 
the Forum tea. For others who are 
interested some cards will be sent 
to all houses. Those who fill out 
cards will be notified of all discus- 
sion trroups and lectures. All meet- 
ings are indexed, however, and 
those who are not members of 
Forum are always welcome. 

War Activities 

Although the war is over, Lee 
Piatt, chairman of the War Activi- 
ties Committee, says that there is 
stiil a need for many of the serv- 
ices performed by the organiza- 
tion last year. Nurses Aides and 
untrained volunteers are needed to 
work in Boston and at Cushing 
General Hospital. Once a month, 
about 75 girls will be needed for 
dances to be held at Cushing for 

Another function of the War Ac- 
tivities Committee will be to send 
to Cushing once 
a week a group of 
girls who will , 
spend the even- 
ing in the wards 
and will talk, and] 
play bridge and! 
games with the! 
wounded men. 

Sewing and -. • 
knitting for refu- -' 
gee children is 
still important. 
In the spring, 

there will again be a shortage of 
farm labor, and volunteers will be 
needed this fall to pick apples and 
to help with other jobs on neigh- 
boring farms. 

The U.S.O. in Boston will be 
crowded with returned veterans 
who dock in or near Boston, and 
War Activities plans to send girls 
to entertain them. The 8th Lib- 
erty Loan will be a very important 
part of War Activities' job. For 
any who are trained for the work, 
there will be jobs in occupational 
therapy at Cushing. 

This year no one will be required 
to do war work. Those who vol- 
unteer to perform these jobs will 
he members of the War Activities 
Committee. Cards will be distrib- 
uted at house meetings for girls 
interested, and those who sign up 
will be notified of their duties. 



Better make your reser- 
vation at once 
want to rent a 
for your room. 

if you 

for the college year 



The Wellesley College News is 
the voice of the campus. Through 
its columns the 
college is 
formed of cur- 
rent a ct i v iities 
and student opin- 
i o n s are ex- 
changed. The 
success of News 
depends upon the | 
interest and en- 
thusiasm of the 
staff and the col- 
lege as a whole, 
says "Mac" Cullen, Editor in Chief 
,m \ < ws. 

The Editorial Staff of News is a 
small compact organization com- 
posed of editors and reporters. In- 
terested recruits may join the 
ranks of .\".j<\s by entering the 6- 
week try-outs held each spring and 
fall. While trjTing out each prospec- 
tive "Newsie" will be assigned 
features and news stories such as 
she would be expected to write as 
a member of the staff. 

Once on the staff, a student is a 
permanent member and advances 
until her senior year when she is 
eligible for an editorship. 

Freshmen and Sophomores are 
invited to try -out for News short- 
ly. The exact date of try-outs will 
be posted on the Index Board. Try 
outs need not have had previous 
journalistic experience. If you like 
to write, like to meet people (there 
are marvellous opportunities to 
interview visiting celebrities, and 
arc willing to work hard and play 
hard to spread "the word" across 
the campus News is your place. 

Press Board 

Press Board has its job clearly 
laid before it this year. Now 
with changing conceptions of edu- 
cation emerging and new goals be- 
ing set before college graduates 
it is especially Important for 
Wellesley to keep the country in- 
formed of its policies and activ- 
ities. Colleges and universities 
are now more than ever the focus 
of study and interest. 

The Press Board's assignment 
is to set Wellesley's ideas and 
programs before the public in a 
clear, intelligent manner. It is 
the organization which serves as 
a link "between Wellesley and the 
world beyond the campus. Each 
correspondent covers either a re- 
gion of the country or a big city 
daily paper and keeps the papers 
on her beat up to date on the ac- 
tivities of Wellesley girls and of 
the college as a whole. 

Members of Press Board gain 
useful journalistic experience and 
training in newspaper style. 




7==3e==3 i Jt =36= 


Always ready to serve 


I Opposite Filene's 

I I •»■ i f — V 1 f- 

Christian Association 

"We want to stress C.A.'s re- 
lationship with the world as a 
whole, rather 
than as a restrict- 
ed group withinj 
the campus," said 
Kay Warner, 
Head of Christian 
Association. C.A. 
will emphasize its ; 
membership i n 
the World Stu- 
dent Christian! 

Kay announces} 
that C.A. plans 
to have an efficient council of 
house representatives this year. 
The house reps not only will take 
ideas to the houses, but will bring 
back constructive criticism and 
suggestions. Therefore, the coun- 
cil will be a sending and receiving 
set for campus religious opinion. 

The various committees of C.A. 
are open to members of all classes. 
The Worship Committee will spon- 
sor discussion groups on religious 
ideas; the Reconstruction Commit- 
tee will deal with racial relations; 
Social Service will work in settle- 
ment houses and with social agen- 
cies, and the Conference Commit- 
tee will handle inter-collegiate re- 
lations. The Christmas Bazaar 
Committee and the Publicity Com- 
mittee will handle other important 
aspects of C.A.'s work. Of course, 
C.A. will always need Office Dogs, 
who type and file and do other odd 
jobs in the C.A. office. 

Questionnaires concerning com- 
mittees will be distributed in the 
houses. Students may become 
members of these committees by 
checking those in which they are 


WE offers the opportunity for 
writing and art of a creative 
nature. Because the aim of the 
magazine is to fulfil the creative 
urge of Wellesley, the editors hope 
that the members of the colloge will 
respond to their invitation to join 
the staff. Therefore meetings of 
the various staffs will be held 
during the week, and tryouts will be 
announced. WE wants the fresh- 
ness, the boldness or beauty of 
original thought in whatever form 
is preferred: short story, article, 
play, etc. WE wants the vividness 
and the scope of your brush and 
pen that makes a magazine strik- 
ing and attractive and sophisticat- 
ed. WE wants the interest and 
business acumen of those toho are 
capable and dependable in handling 
financial responsibilities. The 
editors sincerely hope that this 
year WE will be truly representa- 
tive of the fine talents that Welles- 
ley possesses. 


Fr f . and Sat. Sept. 28 & 29 



Basil Rathbone 


Sun. - Mon. Sept. 30 ■ Oct 1 
Dorothy Lamour 
Arturo de Cordova 


Zachary Scott - Betty Field 


Tuea. ■ Wed. ■ Thurt. 

Oct. 2-3-4 

Alexander Knox 

Geraldine Fitzgerald 


Owing to the length of this 
picture, it will be a/ioicn on a 
tingle feature program. 



Wellesley College Seal Jewelry 

Opposite Seller's 
Wellesley Sq. 

28 Grovo St. 
WELIesley 2029 




Headquarters for that "MUST" 


All Shades 


lj Wellesley 


Mrs. Loomis 
Will Describe 
Old Bookshops 

"Medieval London Bookshops" 
will be the topic of a speech by 
Mrs. Laura Hibbard Loomis, for- 
mer Professor of the Department 
of English Literature at Wellesley, 
on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 in 
Pendleton Hall. The lecture is 
sponsored by the department. 

Mis. Loomis will talk particular- 
ly on the work of William Caxton, 
the first English printer of the 
15th century, and Chaucer, Mallory 
and other medieval authors in con- 
nection with Caxton. She will ex- 
plain how "the book trade really 
began democratizing books centur- 
ies before books talked of de- 
mocracy themselves." She will also 
include in her speech a discussion 
of Paris bookshops. 

Mrs. Loomis graduated from 
Wellesley in the Class of 1905 and 
received her Masters degree from 
Welleslay in 1908 and her doqtora v te 
from Chicago in 1916. She expand- 
ed her doctoral thesis to become her 
book Medieval Romance in England 
published in 1942 by the Wellesley 
College Semi-Centennial Series. 
Mrs. Loomis was co-author with her 
husband, Roger Sherman Loomis of 
Columbia University, of The 
Arthurian Legend in Medieval Art, 

Her contributions to the Publica- 
tions of the Modern Language As- 
sociation of America include "The 
Anchinleck Manuscript and a 
Possible London Bookshop of 1330- 

Mrs. Loomis was an instructor at 
Mount Holyoke College before re- 
turning to teach at Wellesley. 
While at Wellesley she taught 
Chaucer and Arthurian Romance. 
She was, upon her retirement in 
June 1943, Katherine Lee Bates 
Professor of English Language 
and Literature. 

The Loomis Collection of Medi- 
eval Literature, a small library 
of medieval books made possible by 
contributions of her friends, will 
soon be on display in the Library. 

Beyond the Campus - 

(Continued from Page 2) 
distribution problems. The Ger- 
mans had tried to disorganize the 
transportation system as they 
Were retreating. Thle railroads 
had suffered heavily under bomb- 
ing, bridges were blown up and 
only ^temporarily repaired by our 
troops for their own purposes 
mostly, and of a pre-war stock 
of nearly a half million trucks in 
France, for example, the war put 
nearly two thirds out of opera- 
tion. As a result, the distribution 
of food is pathetically muddled. 
Rural districts where food is pro- 
duced are glutted with spoiled 
supplies, and it is practically im- 
possible to get the food flowing: 
smoothly into starving urban 

If the transportation situation 
could be remedied and the avail- 
able food distributed evenly, Eu- 
rope would still not be producing 
enough to feed itself. Some fields 
have been left uncultivated for 
five years. Labor is still very 
short and unable to assume its 
pre-war load of work because of 
undernourishment and privation. 
Industry cannot re-establish peace- 
I'.me production rates until it has 
the materials, adequate and well- 
fed labor forces and a more 
smoothly organized economy. Since 
Europe's dark situation is the re- 
sult of the war, our war and 
theirs, which happened to take 
place on their soil, it is still part 
of our share in the war to stick 
with them until they are on their 
feet again. 



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Theatre Guild Begins Series; 
Boston to Preview Many Plays 

by Ruth 

The Theatre Guild of The 
American Theatre Society is as 
usual bringing a series of six 
plays to Boston theatres this sea- 
son. Emile Zola's Therese with 
Eva Le Gallienne, Victor Jory, 
and Dame May Whitty is already 
in its third and last week. 
"A Winter's Tale" 

Shakespeare's seldom produced 
"A Winter's Tale" will be the 
second in the series and opens 
October 8. It will be presented 
by the new Shakespearean Reper- 
tory Company under the direction 
of B. Iden Payne, formerly di- 
rector of Shakespeare Memorial 
Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon. In 
the cast will be Henry Daniell, 
Florence Reid, Jessie Royce Lan- 
dis, Whitford Kane and Romney 

It is fairly definite that one of 
the plays will be "Love In Idle- 
ness" with Alfred Lunt and Lynn 
Fontaine. This comedy has run 
nearly a year in London. The 
remaining three productions will 
be announced at a later date. 
In Prospect 

Besides the Theatre Guild pro- 
ductions a number of other new 
plays will be given in Boston dur- 
ing the fall and early winter. 
Milton Berle will star in "Spring 
in Brazil," a new musical which 
opens October 1 at the Shubert. 
Philip Rapp will direct and the 
music and lyrics are by Robert 
Wright and George Forrest. Rose 
Marie and Bernice Parks are also 
in the cast. Theodore Reeves' 
"Beggars Are Coming To Town" 
with Paul Kelly, Ricordo Cortez, 
and Dorothy Comingore opens 
October 8th at the Wilbur. 

The R. H. Burnside Gilbert & 
Sullivan Opera Company will open 
an only two weeks engagement at 
the Boston Opera House on Octo- 


ber 8. Among the plays to be 
given are "The Mikado," "Trial 
By Jury," "The Pirates of Pen- 
zance," "Pinafore," "Iolanthe," 
and "The Gondoliers." 

Especially noteworthy is "The 
Rugged Path," "Hobert E. Sher- 
wood's first play in five years, 
which will star Spencer Tracy in 
his first stage appearance since 
1930. Capt. Garson Kanin will di- 
rect and the supporting cast in- 
cludes Robert Keith, Martha 
Sleeper, Sandy Campbell, Kay Lor- 
ing, and Clinton Sundberg. The 
play opens October 15 at the Fly- 
mouth. Robert Turney's new play, 
"The Secret Room," with Moss 
Hart directing and Eleanora Men- 
delssohn and Grace Coppin in the 
cast opens at the Wilbur October 



The popular musical "Oklaho- 
ma" with music and lyrics by the 
talented Richard Rodgers and Os- 
car Hammerstein II opens for an 
eight weeks engagement at the 
Colonial on October 22. The Met- 
ropolitan Opera Company will 
start a three weeks engagement 
on the same date. 

A pre-Broadway engagement of 
"Strange Fruit," dramatization of 
Lillian Smith's novel, opens at 
the Plymouth October 29th. Philip 
Barry's "The Joyous Season" has 
been revived and will open No- 
vember 19th with Ethel Barry- 
more and Arthur Hopkins in the 
leading roles. A new musical, 
"There She Goes" by Adolph 
Green and Betty Comden and with 
music by Morton Gould opens No- 
vember 19th. George Abbott is 
the director and Paul Feigay and 
Oliver South, producers of "On 
The Town" will handle produc- 
tion. John McCracken and Mitzi 
Green have been mentioned for the 


Perry on an early morning walk 
noticed a senior dashing late to 
chapel, having just acquired her 
cap and gown. She hurriedly drap- 
ed the gown over her shoulders, 
fastening it as she entered the door. 
The sleeves hung limply by her 

"Why don't you stick your arms 
in the sleeves?" whispered a help- 
ful classmate. 

"Oh," cried the new possessor of 
that dignified garb, "do they have 

One from the class of '49 volun- 
teered to lead two upper classmen 
and their dates on a guided tour of 

the campus, mistaking them for 
"callow" classmates. 

In the same vein . . . there's the 
freshman who offered to show the 
Psych department to a staid 
Psychology major. 

Perusing her new schedule last 
Saturday a Junior was shocked 
and terrified to find that she .Was 
slated for a 305 course in a depart- 
ment for which she had absolutely 
no prerequisites. 

"What have I done," she scream- 
ed frantically, racing to the record- 
er to report the mistake. She was 
halfway through the door when 
she realized that 305 was the num- 
ber of the room ! 

Concert Selections 
By Wellesley Faculty 
Welcome Class of '49 

Members of the Wellesley faculty 
joined to welcome the freshmen 
with a concert last Friday even- 
ing, September 21, in Billings 
auditorium. The artists included 
Miss Olga Averino, soprano; Mr. 
Harry Kobialka, violinist; and Mr. 
Howard Hinners, accompanist.. 

"Sonata in F Major" and "Ade- 
laide" by Beethoven, "Song of the 
Dark Forest" by Borodin, and 
"L'invitation au voyage" by Du- 
parc, were among their selections. 

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One of the badly missed college 
pleasures during the past year 
was the Wellesley Concert Series 
and it is welcome news that it is 
being revived again this year. The 
series will include four programs 
by highly distinguished artists and 
it promises to be an exceptionally 
interesting and varied group of 

Paul Robeson, famed basso and 
stage personality, will open the 
series with a concert on October 
17th. Returning to the concert 
stage after two years in the role 
of "Othello", Mr. Robeson has se- 
lected a program of ballads, arias, 
and spirituals. His appearance at 
Wellesley will be his only concert 
in the Boston area this year. 
Budapest String Quartet 

The Budapest String Quartet 
will present an evening of cham- 
ber music at the second concert 
on December 6th. The Quartet 
has won world-wide recognition 
and praise for its precision and 
polish in playing together. Their 
program will include the favorite 
Beethoven's Quartet, Op. 130. 
Robert Casadesus, reknowned pian- 
ist, will be the next visiting artist 
in a concert on March 6. Last 
summer Mr. Casadesus appeared 
with great success at the Tangle- 
wood Music Festival in Stock- 
bridge, Massachusetts, and he has 
won great acclaim touring the 
country in the past few years. He 
is noted for his superb playing of 
Mozart and the work Of the Mod- 
ern French School of composers. 

Bidu Sayao, Brazilian Soprano 
Mme. Bidu Sayao, Brazilian So- 
prano, will be guest artist at the 
final concert on April 24th. She 
has been enthusiastically praised 
for her performances in the roles 
of Mozart's Susanna and Debussy's 
Melisande with the Metropolitan 
Opera Company. 

The concerts will all be pre- 
sented in Alumnae Hall and seats 
may still be procured at the Con- 

Spanish Faculty Busy 
With Scholarly Work 
Over Summer Months 

Three members of the Spanish 
Department have been engaged 
in special academic work during 
the summer. 

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa was 
Mrs. Ruiz-de-Conde, who com- 
pleted the work for her Ph.D de- 
gree at Radcliffe College. 

Miss Mary E. Maule instructed 
at the University of Wisconsin 
this summer, where she was di- 
rector of the Spanish House. 

Miss Virginia Conant is back 
at Wellesley this year, after hav- 
ing spent last year as a Resident 
Fellow in the Department of 
Spanish at the University of 


Tower Head - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
There she encountered an old 
friend, Dr. John A. P. Millett, who 
asked her to assist him in working 
on his Lake George hospital which 
is currently operating chiefly as a 
veteran rehabilitation center in the 
field of neuropsychiatries. She 
spent a year in the New York of- 
fice as assistant to the president of 
the organization. 

Mrs. Wygant took particular 
satisfaction in this work, for which 
there is such a crying need. She 
says that approximately 43 per 
cent of the returning soldiers are 
placed in this classification. Dr. 
Millett not only treats the men in 
his hospital at Glens Falls, N. Y., 
but also trains young psychiatrists 
in the field. 

Last year she spent at Kent 
Place School, Summit, N. J., as 
head of one of the dormitories 
there. Several graduates of the 
school entered Wellesley in the 
class of '49 and, according to Mrs. 
Wygant, "they were completely be- 
wildered when they saw me at the 
reception Sunday afternoon." 

Mrs. Wygant claims that she is 
really a country girl since she was 
born in a country place outside of 
New Brunswick, N. J. In late 
years she has discovered that her 
birthplace is considered important 
historically, for the house .was 
built by a French emissary at the 
time of the revolution, and her 
grandfather purchased it from 

cert Series Office in Billings. Wel- 
lesley is fortunate to have so dis- 
tinguished a group of artists ap- 
pear and it is an opportunity few 
will want to miss. 



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folks and to all your friends. 

Crane's well-known boxed stationery, approxi- 
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Tower Court 
Entertains for 
New Students 

Seven new members of the 
classes of 1947 and 1948 *vere in- 
troduced to the administration and 
to the heads of the leading student 
organizations at a dinner in Tower 
Court Thursday evening, Septem- 
ber 20. n ., . 
Mrs. Douglas Horton President 
of the College Miss Ruth Lindsay 
Dean of Residence. Mrs Kerby- 
Miller, Dean of Freshmen, Miss 
E. Elizabeth Jones and Miss Lucy 
Wilson, Deans of the Classes of 
1947 and 1948. represented the ad- 
ministration. Mrs. Theodore Hef- 
f enreffer, represented the Board of 
Trustees. At after dinner coffee in 
Great Hall the transfers talked 
with the heads of the organizations 
in which they are interested 

The new transfers are: Peggy 
Ann Hoover '48. Stanford Univer- 
sitv; Cynthia Grant '48, Mary 
Baldwin Junior College; Ann Blind 
'48, Randolph Macon; Helen Louise 
Kuehn "48, University of Minne- 
sota; Pamela Moore '47. Greenbrier 
College; Jane Cox '47, University 
of Minnesota; and Dorothy Thomp- 
son '47, Lawrence College, Apple- 
ton. Wis. 


Phi Betes - 

ii,i tied from Page 1) 
of those members of the class of 
1946 who were elected to Phi beta 
Kappa in their Junior year: Ahce 
Birmingham, Jean Harris, Pa- 
tricia Smith. Kay Sears Hamilton, 
Dorothv Jones. Sabine Jessner 
Nancy Postmantur Golden, and 
Naomi Brenner. The wuiner of 
the Sophomore Prize is Lois 
Wilev. New members oi the 
Faculty were introduced to the 
college by Miss Whiting. 
Freshman Honors 

Class of 1948 
Alice Aeschliman, Elizabeth Al- 
den, Beatrice Alfke, Emmehne 
Allen. Nancy E. Bartram, Marilyn 
Beviler, Mary Elizabeth Bein, 
Nancy W. Blair, Ruth C Board- 
man, Prudence Brewer. Elizabeth 
Buchanan. Audrey Chamberlain, 
Margaret S. Clark, Joyce M. 
Clarke, Annabelle Cook, Doris L. 
Cross. Patricia Dunkel, Barbara 
Ferris. Charlotte Fishman, Dor- 
othy-Ann Freeman, Edith D. Gra- 
ham, Marv C. Harriman, Molhe 
J. Hubon, Barbara S. Hunt, Gret- 
chen Kechn, Margaret Anne Kel- 
logg, Phyllis King, Laura Lane. 

Seok-tin Lee, Gerda J. Lewis, 
Barbara London, Shu-ley Long- 
moor, Miriam Looney, C. Pavey 
Lupton. Mav Field Manny, Alma 
Mastrangelo, Dorothy Mumford, 
Deborah G. Newman, Jean E. 
Nichols, Mildred L. Nickel, M. 
Dawn O'Day, Frances Ogasawara, 
Mary Louise Oxholm, Jane Mc- 
Afee" Parker, Janet Patterson, 
Janet Reindel, Marjorie B. Rice, 
Lorone Rickel. Ann H. Robinson, 
Mary E. Romig, Lucille M. Rosen- 
feld, Harriet Rothschild, Amy D. 
Rubenstein, Marie L. Russell, 
Martha S. Rutherford, Barbara E. 
Schaefer, Erna Schneider, Betty 
Jane Selverstone, Betsey Sheidley. 
Joan Sherwood, Beverly R. Sit- 
rin, Sara M. Smith, Doris J. Som- 
mer, Martyl Spieler. Ruth E. 
Sprute. Harriet J. Stainback, Mary 
H. Stone, Jeanne Sundheim, Mary 
L. Swanberg, Jean Tobian, Ur- 
sula E. Traugott, Patrick Walsh, 
Winifred Walter. Barbara Wan- 
-teen, Caroline H. Warner, 
Frances E. Wells, Vivian B. Wille, 
Marjorie Winer. Marjorie Wolf, 
Patricia J. Wood, Mary H. Zeller. 
The new members of the in- 
structing staff include: Jean M. 
Arsenian (Mrs. John), Instructor 
in Psychology; John Arsenian, In- 
structor in Sociology, part-time, 
first semester; Miriam C. Ayer, In- 
structor in Mathematics; Lora 
Bond, returning as Instructor in 
Botany; Virginia Conaot, returning 
as Instructor in Botany; Ada V. 
Espenshade, returning as Lecturer 
in Geology and Geography; Alona 
E. Evans, Instructor in Political 



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Thursday, October 4, 

4:30, News office 

College Notes 


Deborah Spring '« to En^itm Steven 
Kent Jr.. USNR. 

Helen Story '47 to Richard Carle- 
ton, Lt. AAF. 

Ann Loverinp "46 to WilHani Na, 
SgL AUS. Univ. of Minnesota. 

M -,,-v Montague '46 to Thomas Hall. 
Harvard Med'. 

Rosanne Livingston "46 to Robert 
Truckenbrod. Lt. <jg> Navy Air Corps. 
Pratl institute. 

Evelvn Brown ex-'47 to Elliott Rana- 

i L.rake. Lt. AUS. Princeton 10. 

DoroUty Richetts '47 to Peter Holm. 


inne Smltb »46 to "j T Pft £l 
Hughes Richardson, AUS. M.I.T. ex 

Maxlne BubUU '47 to Lt- John Mc- 
ManuB, AAF. , 

Louise Winn '47 to Lt. John Mead- 

°^ ny J K£ Davidson MO to Lt. Gil- 
bert Winchell. USNR. Bowdoln 41 

Ruth Dougherty m 7 to Egsten 

rge C. Stoddard. U6NK, .wan 

mouth ex-"47. , t #„_ 

I^ee Piatt '46 to. Myron Sandifer. 
Harvard Med., USNR 

Science; and Jean Guedenet, In- 
structor in French. ■ 

Also Germaine Guillen (Mr*. 
Jorge), Instructor in; W- 
len S. Haring (Mrs. Philip S. .), 
part-time Instructor in Philosophy; 
Mary W. Lawrence (Mrs. Na- 
thaniel M.) Instructor in English 
Composition, part-time, first semes- 
ter; Rose Lafoy, Lecturer in 
French; Elsa T. Lief eld, Instructor 
in German; Alice M. Maginnis, In- 
structor in Art. part-time, first 
semester; Helena A. Miller. In- 
structor in Botany; and Dorothy 
M. Newfang, Instructor in Zoology. 
And Margaret Paulding, Lectur- 
er in Hygiene and Physical Educa- 
tion; Martha E. Stahr, Instructor 
in Astronomy; Alice R. Stewart, 
Instructor in History; Mary Thed- 
ieck, Instructor in English Com- 
position, part-time, first semester; 
Margaret L. Wood, Instructor in 
Speech; Viola Wyckoff, Assistant 
Professor of Economics; and Fred- 
erick Jessner, Director of Theatre 

Freshmen Meet 
College Heads 
At Sunday Tea 

Big Sisters of the class of '49 
introduced the freshmen to the 
officers of College Government and 
Christian Association at a recep- 
tion in Tower Court given in then- 
honor Sunday afternoon, Septem- 
ber 23. 

Kay Warner '46, President of 
Christian Association headed the 
receiving line, followed by Elinor 
Peck '46, Vice President; Virginia 
Beach '47, Head of Freshman 
Council; Margo Downing *47, Sec- 
retary; Sally Powell. Treasurer, 
and Helen Schwartz, Wellesley 
representative of the National 
Student Christian Union. 

College Government officers 
present were Mary Alice Ross, 
Head of Village Juniors; Marian 
McCuiston, Senior Vice President; 
Patricia Smith, Chairman of 
House President's Council; Alice 
Dodds, Chief Justice of Superior 
Court; and Suzanne Ca pS 
President of C G. Mrs. PhiHp 
Wvgant, the new Head of Tower 
Court received with the girls. 

She' and cookies were served 
to the guests by the Village 


. o 

Lecture - 

(Continued from Page 1) 
International Law, and the Amer- 
ican Political Science Association. 
She is also the author of two 
books— Post-War German-Austri- 
an Relations: the Anschluss Move- 
ment 1918-1936; and The Problem 
of Inter- American Organization, 
completed last year. 

Forum's next lecture, scheduled 
October 11, will feature Dr. Ru- 
pert Emerson, the alternate to 
William Clayton, United States 
delegate to the United Nation Re- 
lief and Rehabilitation Adminis- 
tration conferences. Dr. Emerson 


Starts Thursday. Sept. 27th 

for 7 Days 

Lester Cowan presents 



G. I. JOE" 


Burgess Meredith 
as Ernie Pyle 

2nd Feature 



Preston Foster - Gail Patrick 
The Wilde Twins 


MATS. 2 EVES. 6:30 - LAST SHOW 8 

Fred MacMurray - Lynn Bar! in 


Jack Oakle - Peecy Ryan in 


WEEK OP SEPT. 30 - OCT. 4 

Sun. Thru Wed. 

Barbara Stanwyck - Dennis Morran in 


—also — 
Ov. ii. lit D. Eisenhower's 


A Story Too Great To Ever Die 


Pceey Ann Garner - Allyn Joslyn in 


—also — 
James Dunn - Sheila Byan 


Campus Issues 

By Alice Birmingham 'J t 6 

Chairman, Student Education 


What is your reason for wish- 
ing to continue your education? 
Whv did you choose to attend a 
liberal arts college? What do you 
expect to gain from your four 
years at Wellesley? What will 
you be able to give to others be- 
cause of your experience here. 
How could these four years be 
made more valuable for you per- 
sonally and for you as a respon- 
sible citizen of a world commu- 
nity in need of intelligent under- 
standing and practical action? 

These questions, especially in 
this transition era of the world's 
history, challenge every thought- 
ful member of the college com- 
munity. The Student Committee 
on Education, through its weekly 
discussions, its surveys of student 
opinion, its consultations with the 

was top Foreign Economic Ad- 
ministration representative at the 
UNRRA conference held this Au- 
gust in Londof, and is also special 
assistant to the administrator on 
liberated areas and UNRRA af- 
fairs. He will speak on the work- 
ings of UNRRA. 

A former professor of govern- 
ment at Harvard, he came to the 
Lend-Lease Administration in 
1943, which was later coordinated 
with UNRRA. This winter, he 
went abroad with Judge Samuel 
Rosenman to make a thorough 
study of conditions in Europe. 

Two other lectures have been 
scheduled, one in November, on 
world trade and the cartel sys- 

facultv, and its reading of cur- 
rent works on educational policy, 
hopes to arrive at a clearer defin- 
ition of the goal of a liberal arts 
education. It will strive to offer 
concrete suggestions for the at- 
tainment of that goal. 

Members of the sophomore, 
junior, and senior classe s inter- 
ested in serving on the Student 
Education Committee should write 
to the chairman, Alice Birming- 
ham, at Stone Hal An entirely 
new committee will be formed 
this year, because the former 
group was dissolved last spring 
when the preliminary Student ^ed- 
ucation Report was completed. 
The new group will take up vari- 
ous projects which were suggest- 
ed but not actually carried out 

during the past year. 

tern, and the other, in December, 
on the progress of the world char- 
ter of smaller relief associations. 
Ginny also announced that 
Forum this year will be affiliated 
with the Boston-Metropolitan 
Council, which represents many 
of the universities around Bos- 
ton and is working with this 
group on its lecture program. 

A Christian Association-Forum 
Conference is being planned, to 
discuss Christian principles as ap- 
plied to the problems of the world 
today. Forum will in addition 
join ' with the Mei-Ling Soong 
Foundation in sponsoring a lec- 
ture on Japan. 


Eves, at I'M - Mats, at 2:16 





Sun.-Thurs. Sept. 30-Oct. 4 

C'.rrpr Carson - Gregory Peck 


— also— 
March of Time's 





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Therese with Eva Le Gallienne, Victor Jory, 1 

Dame May Whitty. Final week PLYMOUTH 

Mr. Cooper's Left Hand with Stuart Irwin, Katherine 

Alexander. Bv the author of "The Aldrich Family." 9 

Through Oct. 6 WILBUR 


"The Assassin," cast headed by Frank Sundstrom, leading actor 
of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. Opening Oct. 
1 for two weeks 
Ballet Theatre opening Oct. 1 for one week 
"Spring in Brazil," new musical with Milton Berle. Opening 

Oct. 1 for two weeks 
"The Winter's Tale" with Henry Daniell, Florence Reid. Second 
THEATRE GUILD production. Opening Oct. 8 for two 
"Beggars are Coming to Town" with Paul Kelly, Ricardo Cortez, 

Dorothy Comingore. Opening Oct. 8 for two weeks 
Two weeks of Gilbert and Sullivan beginning Oct. 8 
"The Rugged Path," new play by Robert Sherwood. Starring 

Spencer Tracy. Opening Oct. 15 for two weeks 
Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts beginning Oct. 5: 
24 Friday afternoons 6 Sunday afternoons 

24 Saturday evenings 6 Monday evenings 


34 Church Street Wellesley 

Open Daily 9:30 to 5:30, except for the 

lunch hour, 11:45 to 12:45 

Tickets ordered for all Boston theatres and events at Symphony Hall. 
25c service fee charged on each ticket 


to see things from the customer's point of view, and are sorry 
that we have to disappoint so often. For example, right now it 
seems as if the whole world wants Hoagy Carmichael singing 
"Hong Kong Blues", or else Iturbi playing that well known 

Of course we want to have them, and we DO dry. The Iturbi 
we know we'll have soon, along with all Victor dealers. Mean- 
while we are collecting orders against the day the discs arrive. 
Maybe in a week? The other record is much harder to locate, 
because it is made by a little company in California, whose pro- 
duction is limited. So we can't make a promise on this one . . . 

Our "Music Box Notes", edited by David Hall, is a sound 
and honest publication reviewing the new records, and while 5 
it's free (ask us to put you on the list), it's as hard on poor 
releases as you could ask. The current bows are in the direction 
of the new Brahms third, played by th eBoston Orchestra. It's ( 
magnificent and we have it. 

Probably the best thing we do from the customer's point of 
view is Christmas Cards. We have them, in great quantity, , 
from around 25 cards for a dollar imprinted with your name, up. 
Our 5c card table has at least 300 different cards, with quantities 
ranging up to several hundreds. All of our cards may be im- 
printed with your name. If you want "one of this nd twao of 
that" try our first floor display. If you want 25 or more of one 
card, ask to see our basement stock room. 

Radios and phonographs we will have as soon as any store 

in the country, which means in about three weeks (we hope — and 

, are promised). If you're curious, we can show you pictures and 

quote approximate prices. We hereby go on record as saying 

that we ARE excited. 

j Before you fill that space on your wall with something 

you'll regret, be sure to see our stock of prints and framed 
pictures. Remember that we operate our own frame shop, and 

[ can turn out some very special things at low cost. We can show 

[you French impressionists, "Hummels", old masters, flower 
prints, moderns, really a little bit of everything. Didn't you 
ever wonder what was in that big cabinet between the swing 
bar and the record counter? 

' You are invited to open a charge account with us. You'll 
save both yourself and ourselves a lot of bother if you don't 
open one IF YOU DON'T INTEND TO USE IT, but otherwise 
in buying records, books, cards, music — and in having your radio 
repaired, it is a real convenience to both sides of the bargain. 

P. S.: — If you've never been In our shop before, tell us so. 
We'll be happy to take time to show you around and 
explain things. 


58 Central Street 
Wellesley, Mass.